Saturday, October 17, 2009

Diwali Dhamaka :)

They are savory crackers designed by me :)

DIWALI - the name by itself makes us so excited! isn't it??!! Yes.. its one of the most interesting and fun filled Indian festival.

Diwali or Deepavali is a significant festival in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Deepavali is the festival of lights.

There are two different beliefs for the origin of this celebration.

One says that it is the home coming of Raama after the 14-years exile in the forest and his victory over Raavana. It is believed that the people of Ayodhya welcomed Rama by lighting rows of lamps. Grandma says avali means "a row" and so a row of lamps is called "Deepavali".

In South India, it marks the victory of Krishna over Narakasura(Evil power).

Whatever the story may be.. But its one lovely celebration with loads of happiness at home. :) Do we ever need a better reason to celebrate??!!! :)

As always we celebrated this diwali in a grand scale starting from a small kolam in the entrance by me.


Then a row of lamps in the pooja room with a small pooja performed by mom.


Next is to get blessings from dad and mom. Dressing up in new clothes is no exception for this lovely festival too :)

Tring tring.. Remembering our near and dear is something that makes it all the more interesting. Wishes shared by calls, messages, mails and in person. :)

Then comes the fun part of fireworks.. :) Dum dum dumeel damal pata pata pata bussssss.. all kinds are my favorites..


Each one is so well designed that we really cant stop getting excited. Thanks to all the work put behind it. :) Enjoyment never ends with crackers.


How can I forget to mention the verrrry long list of TV shows that are lined up to watch. ;)
'Ulaga tholaikatchi varalatril mudhan murayaaga.....!!!'(First time in television history) all feasible new films in channels that clash in timings, absolutely funny debate shows, our favorite and unfavorite stars talking about themselves for years, reality shows, music concerts etc etc. Flip the channels every min with the intention of not missing any good show. But at the end of the day I am pretty sure none of us would have watched even one show peacefully!!! ;)

Hello hello.. is that all!!!!!! How could we skip the tummy ticklers??!!! Really cant afford to right?!.. The Best choice of sweets and savories are made well in advance and is shared with all on this special day to make it all the more special. :)


We never mised it too.. 9 dishes on the whole. 5 savories and 4 Sweets. ;)

*Kai murukku
*Butter murukku
*Coriander murukku
*Sweet seedai


Inky pinky ponkey!! is what I am saying to choose what to eat :) I love them all.. Would surely post the recipes of the dishes soon. :)

The day never ends without fireworks that decorate the sky. Wow!!!! astonishing colors and mechanics behind it. Just enjoyed looking here and there for 2 hours in the terrace. Wondering how all these were designed!!!!

100 shots - my first blogger video :)

I enjoyed thoroughly.. Hope you all did too.. :)

Wish you all a very Happy Deepavali :)

I am sending this post to Priya's Diwali event :) And Purva's Diwali Dhamaka event too.



Palidor said...

Happy Diwali, Nithya! Such delicious dishes you prepared for the celebration.

Priya dharshini said...

Happy Diwali..U had a blast in diwali..thanks for sending me this lovly post to my event..i wish u ll be selected

Dhanya Ganesh said...

All the Murukku looks delicious. You are making me jealous by putting all the pic of fire works and all. I wish I was in India to celebrate Diwali.
Happy Diwali dear:).

Unknown said...

All dishes looks gorgeous!!! am drooling over it just thinking about how tasty it will be........Lovely presentation dear!

Suganya said...

Nice pics and recipe. Looks so good.

Happy Diwali!.......

kamala said...

Lovely clicks Nithya i liked that kolam very much.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Happy Diwali to u all nithi.. we are missing all the crackers here.. The photos are good and nice murukku crackers.... loved it.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful post Nithya every thing looks so interesting and HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Sh... said...

The muruku crackers are gorgeous. Happy making..:)

Uma said...

Wonderful write up!! Nice!! Hope you had a wonderful Diwali!!

Parita said...

Fantastic post dear :-)

chef and her kitchen said...

I just love those salem goodies r yummy dear..Happy diwali..

Priya Suresh said...

Wow such a lovely post, loved reading..Happy diwali wishes to u and ur family!

Sonia said...

Wish you & your family a very HAPPY DEEPAVALI!!! :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful desings...

Happy Diwali, dear.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Tempting sweets & snacks......thanks for sharing live telecast Diwali with us

Vrinda said...

Belated Diwali wishes..nice post with yummy treats..

prasu said...

Wonderful wirting dear......enjoyed every word of it...happy diwali to you and ur family.

Anu Nandu said...

Happy Diwali Nithya! Looks like you had a blast - literally! hahah..

And I love the first murukku pattasu picture!

We had a lot of fun too this year and a lot of food too!

Cynthia said...

Happy Diwali!

Rohini said...

That was a lovely design dear!! Ur creativity has no bounds!!!! :)
Hope you had a great time!

HaRy!! said...

aiyo sami... think me first athirasam!!! ore taste buds provoking...iniya diwali nal vazhtukal

Shri said...

Happy Diwali, Nithya!Wonderful wonderful designs both food and rangoli!It is not much of a diwali if not for all of those and I completely envy you..It is a namesake diwali for us with out the hungama..

Deepti said...

happy diwali nitya...luks like u had blast with ur dear ones.

Ema said...

Hi Nithya,

first i wanna say, happy Diwali for u n family, and then thankyou for visited my blog..feel free to come again if you want..:)

(Yesterday my indian neighbour was gave me some Diwali cookies..:))

Vibaas said...

made me very nostalgic..loved all the pics :)

Ambika said...

Thanks Nithya. Such lovely presentations, I have become your fan now :)

Raks said...

Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures and ur write up was so interesting to read...:)
Ivloo tasty snacks vachittu inki pinky ponky llaam podapadaathu...apdiye allidanum :)

vidhas said...

Lovley pictures, awesome decorations, hope u had a blast!!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

As always lovely presentation dear!
So many delicacies for Diwali, Superb!

Abhilash Pillai said...

I hope you really enjoyed a lot...

Superb post and good video...

kalakitenga Nithya...

Your cracker designs using eatables is marvellous...

Raje said...

lovely design and nice pictures Nithya!

Vidya Rao said...

Wow..thats a great post...super pics!Hope you had a lovely blast!

my kitchen said...

Beautiful Rangoli & savory crackers. savory crackers creative one.Hope u had a nice Diwali celebration

gtyuk said...

Nice Celebration! I'd never wait until the Inky pinky ponkey those murukkus I'll swallow all of them at once :)

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Thank you for sharing the post! It's nice to know about an interesting tradition.
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